Which musculoskeletal findings are characteristic of metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Chronic metabolic acidosis (eg, uremia, renal tubular acidosis [RTA]) is associated with substantial bone disease from bone buffering of calcium carbonate. [9]

Long bone malformations in pediatric patients (eg, vitamin D resistant, rickets) and fractures in adult patients are noted.


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